New Dentists Expected to Contribute Their Best in Community

UNAIR NEWS – Faculty of Dental Medicine (FKG) Universitas Airlangga held another inauguration. There were about 31 new dentists and 12 dental specialists inaugurated and their oath taken on Wednesday, January 17.

The inauguration was witnessed by the officials of university and faculty and attended by the family of the inaugurated dentists. It was held in Graha BIK-IPTEKDOK Faculty of Medicine (FK).

Here are some documentation by UNAIR NEWS:

Welcoming SNMPTN 2018, Thousands of Students Visit UNAIR Booth

UNAIR NEWS – The booth of Universitas Airlangga was crowded with senior high school students in “Campus Expo” event organized by the High School Counseling Teacher Assembly (MGBK) in Surabaya on Thursday, January 18. The Campus Expo was held at DBL Arena, Graha Pena, Surabaya City and attended by all high school students throughout Surabaya.

As explained by M. Imron as the Head of MGBK Surabaya, this educational exhibition is held to provide the information for students, especially those who will continue their studies to universities.

“This campus expo, students are expected they get enough information about the universities they choose,” said Imron.

Besides UNAIR, there were 55 other universities participating in the exhibition. They were not only from East Java, but also from other regions such as Trisakti University, Jakarta and Indonesian Art Institute, Yogyakarta.

Although it was intended for high school students, but in the exhibition there were also vocational students who came to gain various information about universities.

“Visitors of the exhibition are all high school students in Surabaya, there are even some students from SMK,” explained Imron.

Representing UNAIR, Thia Aminah Rahmawati, S.Pi as the staff of Information and Public Relations Center said that the visitors asked about the cross-category program on SNMPTN, the cost to study at UNAIR, the passing grade of each department, prospects after graduation later.

“UNAIR does not have a passing grade, but we have competition rate. For example, Medical program’s rate for SNMPTN is 20.40. It means, 1 student competes with 20 others. In the Management Program, the rate is 21.97 or 22, so a student competes with 22 others, “said Thia.

Evika Aisyah, a student from SMA 10 Surabaya queued behind dozens of other visitors to gain information on how to enter Dentistry Program, Faculty of Dental Medicine. She said the exhibition was very useful for high school students as starting February 21 the registration of SNMPTN will be opened.

“This exhibition is very useful, so I know the capacity and the level of competition to enter FKG UNAIR,” said Evika.

Meanwhile, besides following the Campus Expo on several occasions, UNAIR also receives visits from schools which want to know more about UNAIR. In the same day, UNAIR received a visit from SMAN 11 Surabaya and SMAN 1 Manyar, Gresik. (*)

Author: Agus Irwanto and Binti Q. Masruroh

Editor: Nuri Hermawan


5 Programs at UNAIR with Most Interest

UNAIR NEWS – For the senior high school students who will continue to college, consider everything well and carefully in choosing a program is mandatory. In choosing a program, we should not rely on the ability and willingness only, but opportunities and competition should also be a consideration. By looking at the number of competitions for the program to be selected, students are expected to prepare many things, especially if the chosen programs are chosen by many people.

This time UNAIR NEWS will present the five programs at Universitas Airlangga with the most interest in State University National Admission Selection (SNMPTN) last year, 2017. Based on data obtained from UNAIR Student Admission Center (PPMB) the average enthusiasts of the five programs reached thousands.

In the science and technology group, Medicine became the first program with the highest demand with 1775 people. Meanwhile, in the Social and Humanities group, Management is a program that was able to attract participants up to 2219 enthusiasts. Here is a graphic of the most popular five programs in UNAIR in SNMPTN 2017.

Grafis: Feri Fenoria

UNAIR Strengthens Indonesia-Taiwan Partnership in Higher Education

UNAIR NEWS – Elected as the base of Indonesia-Taiwan Education Center office for Surabaya, and even East Java, Universitas Airlangga continues to hold a program which strengthens cooperation between Indonesia and Taiwan in the field of higher education. One of them is through Mandarin Chinese Teacher Training Workshop held on Thursday-Saturday, January 18-20.

Held in Room 302, third floor of UNAIR Management Office, the workshop was followed by 15 participants from various regions, not just East Java, some are from Bali.  Asst. Prof. Shiao-Yuh Chou from Asia University and Assoc. Prof. Chen-Huei Wu from National Tsing Hua University Taiwan were also attending.

Prof. Dr. Ni Nyoman Tri Puspaningsih, M.Si., as Executive Director of Airlangga Global Engagement (AGE) on behalf of Rector of UNAIR said that the program was the first step in strengthening cooperation between Indonesia and Taiwan. The workshop will be followed up with other programs.

“In this first step, the workshop is still targeting Mandarin teachers and then for the students, ” she said. “In the future, this kind of activity will make it easier for students to learn Mandarin,” she told UNAIR NEWS.

Meanwhile, according to Prof. Nyoman, the presence of the Indonesia-Taiwan Education Center office at UNAIR, especially with the workshop programs, became an excellent opportunity for UNAIR, especially in terms of the development of higher education related to Taiwan.

“Also, its presence is able to develop the mastery of Mandarin as one of the international languages ​​in UNAIR environment,” she added. “It means, our students (UNAIR, ed) can learn Mandarin more easily,” she added.

As one of the recognized international languages, Mandarin has the opportunity to elevate the competitiveness of students for their career in the global world. Because, globalization is not something that can be avoided. Open competition between nations is obviously going to happen.

“With the mastery of international language, in addition to English, Mandarin will lift and make student competitiveness to be better. Especially to enter global professional world, ” she explained.

At the end, Prof. Nyoman said the program’s follow-up is planned to be held in February. It is a workshop program for UNAIR students.

“Hopefully February can be done. In fact, in the future it can also for the people in Surabaya, also East Java, ” she said.

Author: Feri Fenoria

Editor: Nuri Hermawan

Former ‘Surabaya Post’ Journalist Gained Doctorate Degree in FISIP UNAIR

UNAIR NEWS – Nowadays, the independence of journalism is being tested. It is found difficult in maintaining idealism, many are shaken by economic pressure (commercialization). As a result journalism and journalistic practices face a great dilemma.

It was the topic studied in the dissertation of Nanang Krisdinanto, Drs., M.Si., entitled ” Runtuh dari Dalam, Tekanan Komersialisasi terhadap Pagar Api Jurnalistik di Indonesia“. The dissertation was prepared under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Hotman Siahaan, Drs., and Co-Promoter Prof. Rachmah Ida, Dra., M . Com ., Ph.D.

Successfully defended his dissertation, both in closed examination and open examination on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, Nanang Krisdinanto earned a Doctorate degree in Social Sciences from the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (FISIP) Universitas Airlangga.

Former journalist of Surabaya Post was graduated with praiseHe is the 204th Doctor of Social Science FISIP UNAIR. His undergraduate degree was from Politics FISIP UNAIR and his master’s degree was from Communication Science and Media Program, also in FISIP UNAIR.

Answering the examiners in the Open Examination at Adi Sukadana Room FISIP UNAIR led by Dean of FISIP. Drs. Falih Suaedi, M.Si, a lecturer of Communication Sciences at Widya Mandala University, explained that the unsteady attempt to maintain the journalism ideals made journalists “cave in from within” the editorial space.

Why, because it seems to be something that is not discussed that in journalistic ideas, journalistic doxa whose credibility is maintained by orthodoxa (separation of editorial space and business space), was challenged from the heterodoxa that synergize between the editorial space and business space.

In his research, Nanang revealed, not a few journalists compromise with commercialization, so as to put aside the fire of journalism (public interest). The presence of this commercial regime makes ad position important in the media revenue structure, even determining the sustainability of the newspaper.

For advertisers, it will be a metaphor called ” advertisers muscle “. This metaphor can have the power to dictate, control, and influence journalistic practices. His research results are recognized by most newspaper editor that advertisers muscle is dangerous, even will destroy the fence of journalistic fire from within (editorial).

“In other words, the journalistic fire fence is placed in a diametrical position between ‘life and death’. Developing an oppositional idea that maintaining a journalistic fire fence means the death of a newspaper, while crossing a journalistic fire fence means the safety of newspaper, “said Nanang.

Based on the factual findings in the study, Nanang is concerned about the continuity (future) of journalism. It was none other than the change of journalistic doctrine. This is what destabilizes journalists’ professionalism in journalistic practice, or which has been based on journalistic ethics and maintains the importance of journalistic independence for the benefit of the public.

“Compromising make the position of heterodoxy journalism stronger. In contrast, journalistic orthodoxa continues to weaken. If this is strong, there will be a time when journalistic heterodoxy will become a journalistic documentation. This means that the violating of journalistic fire fence will be considered legitimate, normal, correct and acceptable journalistic practice, “Nanang said.

In a short time, this condition can benefit the calculation of the media industry, because there are benefits to the ad. But in the long term it would be detrimental because the media could lose the trust of the public due to its neglected interests. Therefore Nanang Krisdinanto hoped the world of newspapers to re-enforce the journalistic fence and keep the space between the editorial room and business space. (*)

Author: Bambang Bes


Winners of PIM UNAIR Expected to Go Next Level

UNAIR NEWS – The result of Student Scientific Week (PIM) of Universitas Airlangga in 2017, was announced on Wednesday, January 17. The announcement was based on the Decree of the Rector of Airlangga University Number 1972 / UN3 / 2017 dated December 5, 2017.

In the announcement event organized by the Directorate of Student Affairs (Dirmawa) UNAIR, all the winning students were invited all, in Main Assembly Room of Management Office Building UNAIR.

To the winners, Vice Rector I UNAIR Prof. Djoko Santoso, dr., Ph.D., Sp.PD., K-GH., FINASIM at that time also gave the lecture or briefing and technical guidance and motivation how to proceed to get to the next activity.

The announcement was for English Debate Competition, Outstanding Student Selection  (Pilmapres), and National Olympiad of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (ON-MIPA) of Universitas Airlangga.

The essence of the briefing by Vice Rector I UNAIR Prof. Djoko Santoso, was that the winners were the chosen people. Since this is still at the internal level of UNAIR and they were expected to progress to a higher level, they should be  ready to be better “UNAIR ambassadors”.

“Victory is a gift from Allah SWT. But the victorious, usually those who have been better prepared, smarter, more mature with the right way and system. So it cannot be separated from from maturity. For example, someone who practice 100 times more certainly more tested than those who practice only 10 times, “Prof. Djoko Santoso said.

After the announcement of this PIM winners, Prof. Djoko hoped that the winners will immediately prepare themselves better than they have been. The University will facilitate and guide them to be the best, so they will contribute to the reputation of the university.

For the students, this achievement will be useful to do further in the future after graduation. Therefore in training, learning, self-processing, they are introduced how to move forward, how to complete the job, how to solve problems, in a programmed and well planned manner.

“Plan well ; what are the chances, what are the constraints, how to fund, etc. Prepare your mental better, try hard, and don’t be arrogant.  InshaAllah we’ll be the champion in the right time, this is for all competitions, ” said Prof. Djoko Santoso.

Director of Student Affairs UNAIR Dr. M. Hadi Shubhan added, if the students make an achievement in a competition, then at the graduation later they can be Outstanding Graduate. This is another achievement beside the Best Graduates from the academic aspect.

“It’s for PIMNAS competition, Mawapres, ON-MIPA, language debate, scientific week, etc.,” said Hadi Shubhan. (*)

Author: Bambang Bes


Winners of Student Scientific Week (PIM) of Universitas Airlangga 2017

UNAIR NEWS – There were 51 students listed as winners of University Student Scientific Week (PIM) of Universitas Airlangga 2017. The announcement is based on Universitas Airlangga Rector’s Decree Number 1972 / UN3 / 2017 dated December 5, 2017. The winners got rewarded.

“The reward to the winners of Universitas Airlangga Student Scientific Week 2017 was in the form of certificates and cash Rp 1 million each,” as stated in this decree.

Student Scientific Week (PIM) of Universitas Airlangga 2017 included English Debate Competition, Outstanding Student Selection (Pilmapres) Undergraduate Program Semester V, Outstanding Student Selection (Pilmapres) Diploma Program Semester V, National Olympiad of Mathematics and Natural Science (ON- MIPA) Mathematics Field, ON-MIPA Physics Field, ON-MIPA Field of Chemistry, and ON-MIPA Field of Biology.

There are seven people declared as winners of English Debate Competition, two people as the first place, Auly Nahdyan Mafaza dan Annida Aqilla Putri (Faculty of Law). Second place was won by Fara Suehanna Binti Mohd Safani dan Shaun Timothy Adut Benjamin (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine). The third place was won by Alfisar Shidqi with Achmad Fadli (Faculty of Medicine). Then Fara Suehanna Binti Mohd Safani (FKH) as Best Speaker .

Winner of Outstanding Student Selection (Pilmapres) Undergraduate Program Semester V : First place was achieved by Muhammad Reza Affandi (Faculty of Medicine), 2nd place was Citi Rahmati Serfiyani (Faculty of Law), and 3rd place was Nizzah Amalia Subchan (Faculty of Social and Political Science / FISIP).

While the winner in the Outstanding Student Selection (Pilmapres) Diploma Program Semester V was Alifatus Wahyu Nur Ma’rifah (Faculty of Vocational Studies).

Ten winners for ON-MIPA Mathematics field are; Benny iswanto (Faculty of Medicine), and nine students from the Faculty of Science and Technology (FST), Muhammad Hafiruddin, Eka Nur Rahmawati, Rivanzander Irawan, Bidayatul Mas’ulah, Fadil Muhammad, Ninda Ayu Puspita R, Alan Nuari, Zacky Mohammad Azizy Jasmine Qoishum Zihni El-Wahyu.

ON-MIPA Winners for Physics Field: also ten people, namely Fiki Muhammad Ridho (Faculty of Dental Medicine). Then from FST were Andri Wahyudianto, Syahrul Munir, Beni Hamdani, Binti Musyaropah, Siti Khoiriyatul U, S Eka Putra P, Ananto Ari P, Moh Fajar F.P. and Bagas Saktiadji E from the Faculty of Nursing.

ON-MIPA Winners for Chemistry: Nendo Reza Pratama (Faculty of Medicine), Muhammad Ilham Rayyan Nafi ‘(Faculty of Pharmacy). The the other eight from FST are Sri Wahyuni, Dimas Noor Asy’ari, Brilliana Via Safitri, Umrotul Furghoniyyah, Putri Indrawasih, Irfansyah Rais Sitorus, Ginsha Zakatina Rahman, M. Dhimas Adiputra.

Winners of ON-MIPA for Biology : Five people from Faculty of Medicine, Ayik R.J., Puguh Oktavian, M. Iqbal Mubarok, Ihsan FR, Agnesia A. and then Dimas Rudianto F (Faculty of Dental Medicine), Brilian Ratnawati (FST), Rizki W ( FST), Syariar (FST), and Meirina NA (Faculty of Nursing). (*)

Author: Bambang Bes


Dentists Requested to Maintain Professional Nobility

UNAIR NEWS – Faculty of Dental Medicine (FKG) Universitas Airlangga has held another inauguration and dentist oath-taking. There were 43 dentists from FKG UNAIR, sworn in and taken oath at Graha BIK-IPTEKDOK Faculty of Medicine (FK) on Wednesday, January 17. They consisted of 31 dentists and 12 dental specialists.

In this event, M. Choirul Umam Nurmalik as the new dentists representative in his speech invited his colleagues to express their gratitude to their respective parents. Without their supports, prayers, and direction, they may not be new dentists.

“In addition, our gratitude should also be given to our teachers. Forgive us if all this time there are unpleasant things, “he said. “This is the beginning of our struggle,” he added.

Meanwhile, representing the new dental specialist, Drg Nugroho Setyawan Sp. BM who is from the Army also gave similar statement. He said his gratitudes and then the Director of Dental and Oral Hospital (RSGM) UNAIR, Prof. Coen who is also Head of Indonesian Dentists Association (PDGI) said that taking the oath is a concrete form of covenant to perform devotion.

“This oath is a promise of us all to participate and dedicate ourselves for the benefit of people,” he explained.

The next speech was delivered by the Dean of FKG UNAIR Dr. R. Darmawan Setijanto, drg., M.Kes. In his speech, Darmawan stated that the 43 dentists who had taken oath add the number of dentists from FKG UNAIR who will take part in the community. Since the beginning of dental education in 1927, he added, there are total of 5,319 people who have been sworn.

“FKG has performed for 90 years,” he said.

And then the Rector of UNAIR was represented by Junaidi Khotib, S.Si., M.Kes., Ph.D., as Vice Rector IV. He said that in the future new dentists and specialists should be able to perform service by prioritizing professional ethics and humanity.

“I hope all of you can maintain the noble tradition of the profession and always maintain the good name of the alma mater,” he said.


Author: Feri Fenoria

Editor: Nuri Hermawan


Their Say after Returning and Introducing UNAIR in High School

UNAIR NEWS – The semester break is a moment for the Airlangga Knights to return to the old alma mater. Conducting a community service by introducing Universitas Airlangga and giving direction of younger generation to look at the future. Here are some of their impressions of Airlangga Knights when they return to their school after 3 years forging themselves at UNAIR.

“Sharing is not always with wealth but it could be with knowledge and experience. I feel glad I could share some of my knowledge and experience with my juniors so they can be more passionate and successful. “

  • Cindra Andini, Bojonegoro

“Meeting high school juniors and being able to share our experience is a pleasure, because we can be an indirect motivator for them to keep trying to achieve what they want.”

  • Ristiana Wira Hariyanti, Kebumen

Dissemination is a way to provide information to students of SMA equivalent who do not know anything about UNAIR or Bidikmisi. Especially remote schools that are far from information obtained by students who want to continue their education and are not able financially. That is what we do as a way of dedication to UNAIR and Bidikmisi.”

  • Elma Yuliana, Tuban

“Being part of the national hopes is an honor. From this series of activities and responsibilities I currently hold, it seems unfair not to spare time for them. It’s as if we’re just thinking of ourselves and being indifferent to others. Don’t be tired of serving for a better future. “

  • Shamsul Arif, Jombang

“Going back to my alma mater that educated me for 3 years makes me understand the meaning of what sharing knowledge and how tiring to talk from morning to evening. But for me it’s a beautiful thing and fun because I can share my knowledge and experience. “

  • Isna Sari, Jepara


Author: M. Najib Rahman

Editor: Nuri Hermawan


Inspiring Students in Suburban School

UNAIR NEWS – Inspiring elementary school students (SD) can be done in various ways. One of them is through the professions. Rekha Finazis has done it because of her concern for elementary school students in the suburbs, she was moved to participate in the 4th Sidoarjo Inspiration Class at SDN Pulungan, Sedati Sub-district, Sidoarjo Regency, on Monday, January 15.

Rekha had an opportunity to share stories about her profession as a staff of Information and Public Relations Center at Universitas Airlangga.

“Initially I was interested it is good to inspire others, sharing experiences to elementary school students,” said Rekha.

Inspiration Classes are activities that facilitate professionals from diverse backgrounds to contribute and teach remote elementary schools with minimal facilities.

Besides Rekha, there are six others who try to inspire the students. They work as a yoga instructor, a laboratory assistant, pharmacist, graphic designer, medical records staff, medical analysts, a professional in finance.

The condition of the school in SDN Pulungan was not quite comfortable for students to learn. It was a small school. In fact, the students have to use the rooms in turns for  class I, II, and III due to limitations. If it rains on Sunday evening, they cannot do flag hoisting ceremony because the pages are muddy.

On that occasion, Rekha gave explanations to children about the public relations. He gave explanations on the existing divisions in her workplace, such as protocol, customer care, multimedia, and newsroom .

“The sixth graders were very enthusiastic about listening to my stories. Their enthusiasm increased when I played a video about the public relations job and UNAIR, ” she added.

Although all financing activities carried out independently, but it did not dampen her spirits to share with the teachers and facilitators as well as the event documentator. In order to follow this Inspiration Class, they were willing to leave work. They also come from various cities with their own funding.

Rekha admitted that she was happy to follow Inspiration Class activities because she was not only teaching and inspiring elementary students, but also learning a lot from them.

“It weren’t not only elementary school students who learned from us, but we also learned from them. I also learned from other volunteer friends with different professional backgrounds, “said the master’s degree student of Epidemiology Faculty of Public Health (FKM) UNAIR.

After the volunteers presented their professions, the children wrote down their dream jobs various sticker papers. They then flew balloons together with the teachers and event facilitators.

In the activities that take place annually, Rekha hoped that the students’ ideals written by the children can come true later when they grow up. Like the Inspirational Class jargon, Teaching for a day, Inspiring for lifetime.

“I hope the Inspiration Class can be a medium that always inspires the young generation of Indonesia. Inspiring for a day, but the memory remains for the rest of their lives, “Rekha said. (*)

Author: Binti Q. Masruroh

Editor: Nuri Hermawan